The rarest and most valuable £2 coins in circulation - full list

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Change Checker’s latest list of the rarest and most valuable £2 coins has been released.

A list of the rarest and most valuable £2 coins in circulation has been revealed by Change Checker. The list comes following the latest Scarcity Index report that was published in May 2023.

It was compiled by website Change Checker, which helps find, identify, collect, and swap circulating coins. It has been broken down into three different categories.

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The rarest 50p pieces, as well as 10p and £2 coins currently in circulation. According to Change Checker, these are the UK’s rarest and most-sought after £2 coins that are currently in circulation.

The rarest £2 coins


Change Checker has noted that the rarest £2 coins in circulation remain those created to mark the Commonwealth Games 2002 collection. The sporting event was hosted in Manchester, which was won by Australia.

The most sought-after is the Northern Ireland version, of which there are only 485,500 in circulation. It has sold for way more than £50 on eBay previously.

While the England and Scotland editions are the second and third most rare and valuable £2 coins in the UK respectively. With 650,500 and 771,750 minted respectively, their value sits between £17 and £20.

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A few other coins “creeping up the ranks” include the Gunpowder Plot £2 which has climbed five places. It was issued in 2005 to commemorate 400 years since the gunpowder plot failed.

5,140,500 were minted and it has been listed from £1.44 - £6. Meanwhile, The Shakespeare Histories £2 has gone up 7 places.

Made to honour the legendary playwright’s literary work and to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death, 5,655,000 of these coins were minted. The biggest mover is the Florence Nightingale £2, which has fallen 10 places.

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